Oil/canvas, 66 x 99 cm, lo. ri. sign. Valentin Ruths Roma and indistinctly dat. probably 1856, min. rest., relined. - Landscape and architecture painter, studied at the Munich academy and at the Düsseldorf academy under J.W. Schirmer, lived in Italy for some years. Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Altonaer Mus.), Berlin, Bremen, Wroclaw, Flensburg, Kiel a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Der Neue Rump a. others.